Humboldt County Public Health confirmed 15 new COVID-19 cases today, making 99 so far this week, as well as a new hospitalization.
Today’s cases were reported after laboratories processed 213 samples with a test-positivity rate of 7 percent, bringing the county’s cumulative case total to 3,814.
Yesterday, Public Health reported that the federal government had confirmed a positive local case of the UK variant of COVID-19, which has proven to be more contagious than other varieties.
The 130 new cases confirmed last week were up from 71 the prior week, which itself was a doubling of the week before. And as case counts have risen in recent weeks, so has the county’s test-positivity rate.